Friday 20th Dec '19

Making winter treats for the birds

Age : 3 – 10 Years –  Adults to accompany children Cost: £15 per child (accompanying adults free) Booking essential Winter can be a difficult time for birds. The days are short, and nights are often cold and long. The natural food supply has been consumed or is hidden by snow. Most insects are dead […]

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Saturday 21st Dec '19

Winter Solstice Celebration for Members 2019

All members and forest school families are invited to a celebration of the longest night and shortest day on Saturday 21st December.   Meet at 4pm to collect lanterns and set off into the woods accompagnied by the spirits of light and dark before returning to civilisation for fire, music, food and drink.   Please […]

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Saturday 21st Dec '19

Lucy’s Little Forest School – A Stick Man

A one of Forest School Christmas special session for  pre school children and their parents/ carers. Travel down into the deep dark woods…….with Lucy. Share this lovable classic  STICK MAN! under the trees We will light a fire, toast crumpets with butter and jam and have a hot chocolate. Bring a picnic or snacks to […]

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Sunday 22nd Dec '19

Lucy’s Little Forest Schools – Gruffalo’s Child

A one of Forest school Christmas special for pre- school children and their parents/ carers. Join Lucy for a wintry adventure in the deep, dark woods. We will find the Gruffalo cave before sharing one of our favorite stories around the campfire.  Afterwards we will explore the woods on an adventure in search of the […]

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Monday 23rd Dec '19

Lucy’s Little Forest School – Snowman Making

Family Forest School with Snowman Making   Join Mel in the woods for a Festive Family Forest school. We will be making snowman using logs and simple hand tools. We will light a cosy fire and mull some apple juice. There will also be time to explore the winter woodland. Please bring a picnic lunch […]

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Tuesday 14th Jan '20

Green wood-working for home educated young people on Tuesdays

These weekly morning and afternoon groups on Tuesdays offer young people the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through their own exploration and creativity. The emphasis is on young people working on their own projects while learning new skills.  Kent does not lead the sessions from the front but supports and […]

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Saturday 18th Jan '20

Green woodworking workshop

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Saturday 18th Jan '20

Dangerous Dads Forest School Group – calling Brothers, Uncles and Grandpa’s too

Could this be you? Come and join us with your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews or grand children. Forest School Jack will be running this workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandpa’s, from all sections of the […]

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Sunday 19th Jan '20

Hypnobirthing Course with Nina Alawo

Two days filled with information, knowledge, learning, breathing/visualisation/relaxation techniques, discussions, play and connecting. The course is recognised and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. When: January 19th and 26th from 11am-4pm (including 1 hour for lunch) Where: in the cosy Meeting House at Wilderness Wood. For more information or to book on, please contact […]

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Saturday 1st Feb '20

February Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Sunday 2nd Feb '20

Introduction to bees and bee-keeping (session 1): bee biology

Would you like to know more about bees and beekeeping? If so, come along to these introductory sessions on Bee Biology (2 Feb); Beekeeping (9 Feb); Diseases, Pests and Threats (16 Feb); and How to Help Bees (23 Feb). Booking essential as places limited: e-mail jonathanalawo@hotmail.com / Mobile – 07526 128 150 to reserve a place and […]

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Sunday 9th Feb '20

Introduction to bees and bee-keeping (session 2)

Would you like to know more about bees and beekeeping? If so, come along to these introductory sessions on Bee Biology (2 Feb); Beekeeping (9 Feb); Diseases, Pests and Threats (16 Feb); and How to Help Bees (23 Feb). Booking essential as places limite: e-mail jonathanalawo@hotmail.com / Mobile – 07526 128 150 to reserve a place and […]

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Sunday 16th Feb '20

Introduction to bees and bee-keeping (session 3): diseases, pests and threats

Would you like to know more about bees and beekeeping? If so, come along to these introductory sessions on Bee Biology (2 Feb); Beekeeping (9 Feb); Diseases, Pests and Threats (16 Feb); and How to Help Bees (23 Feb). Booking essential as places limited: e-mail jonathanalawo@hotmail.com / Mobile – 07526 128 150 to reserve a place and […]

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Saturday 22nd Feb '20

Green Woodworking Workshop

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 23rd Feb '20

Introduction to bees and bee-keeping (session 4): How to Help Bees

Would you like to know more about bees and beekeeping? If so, come along to these introductory sessions on Bee Biology (2 Feb); Beekeeping (9 Feb); Diseases, Pests and Threats (16 Feb); and How to Help Bees (23 Feb). Booking essential as places limited: e-mail jonathanalawo@hotmail.com / Mobile – 07526 128 150 to reserve a place and […]

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Saturday 29th Feb '20

Two-day Wildlife Clay Sculpture Course with Lyn Merrick

A two-day course in which you will model an animal of your choice and the completed work will be taken for firing.  Materials provided.  With Lyn Merrick, ecologist and artist.     Saturday 29th February and 1st March 2020, 10am-4.30pm Cost: £150  (members £120) To book on, contact Lyn: lynmerrick80@gmail.com or on 07979469686

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Saturday 29th Feb '20

Dangerous Dads Forest School Group – calling Brothers, Uncles and Grandpa’s too

Could this be you? Come and join us with your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews or grand children. Forest School Jack will be running this workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandpa’s, from all sections of the […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

March Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

Roots and Wings 2020 group begins

Roots and Wings is a nature based rites of passage group for girls aged 11-13 years, based at Wilderness Wood and led by Kathryn Jordan.  The group will be meeting between March and May on Saturday afternoons and for two 2-night camp-outs.  It will culminate in a final camp out, fire quest and celebration with […]

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Saturday 21st Mar '20

Green Woodworking Workshop

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Thursday 26th Mar '20

Into the Woods: A Retreat Day of Nature-based Creativity and Meditation for Women with Helen Forester

Spend the day immersed in nature, re-igniting your creativity through practices and techniques such as meditation, nature art and creative writing.  The day will begin with tea and a grounding meditation, followed by creating your own ‘insight beads’ – which will be your creative companion throughout the day and beyond – and then working with […]

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Saturday 25th Apr '20

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached info and booking form for more details about […]

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Saturday 25th Apr '20

Green woodworking workshop

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Saturday 9th May '20

Clay Tile Making with Blackbird Arts

Immerse yourself in the ancient crafts of tile making and decorating with wonderful local artists Adele Scantlebury and Martin Brockman. Suitable for adults, competent teenagers and family groups. Cost: £95 per person/group (max 4) – this includes 20 pre-made tiles, slips and oxides. Extra pre-made tiles £1 each.  Firing cost TBC.  Members of Wilderness Wood […]

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Thursday 21st May '20

Into the Woods: A Retreat Day of Nature-based Creativity and Meditation for Women with Helen Forester

Spend the day immersed in nature, re-igniting your creativity through practices and techniques such as meditation, nature art and creative writing – to send you home feeling centred and inspired to continue your creative work in your every day life.  Helen is a fully-qualified meditation and yoga teacher – committed to creating spaces to inspire […]

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